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September 18, 2019
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Raluca Turcan reconfirmed as PNL Sibiu chair, still ponders whether to run for party leader

Acting Chair of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Raluca Turcan was reconfirmed on Saturday in the office of chair of the party’s Sibiu branch, for which she was actually the sole candidate. Turcan said she wants Sibiu to set an example for other county organizations, as PNL scored here the best results countrywide in the parliamentary election, while in the local elections it landed for the first time the chairmanship of the Sibiu County Council, 32 offices of mayor and 320 of local councilors.

“My wish now is to multiply the Sibiu achievements across the PNL county organizations, as a model of best political practice. And this best political practice envisages quality people, solutions in the public interest and lots of involvement and hands-on work. I’d like this solution to emerge as an option for the PNL leadership, to get at the helm people who carry through their political actions. Let the internal elections be not just about the past and about speculating on the emotions experienced by PNL members following the meagre election result overall, but let’s hold elections while setting our sights on the future. (…) For this one needs programs, a combative attitude in the public space, and lots of determination to honestly stand by the people, because duplicity shows immediately,” said Turcan.

For the PNL internal elections taking place in this period it is “key how many skilled people will manage to get to a decision-making position,” said Raluca Turcan.

Asked by journalists whether she will run for PNL national leader, Turcan said: “I haven’t decided yet.”

“Normally, a candidate for party chairmanship must gather around a majority willing to follow the same path. So far I’ve put the Sibiu team togehter,” Raluca Turcan replied when asked what should happen for her to decide to run for the PNL top position.

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